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Atlus'  Catherine  Premieres Atop Japanese Software Sales Charts
Atlus' Catherine Premieres Atop Japanese Software Sales Charts
February 24, 2011 | By Kyle Orland

February 24, 2011 | By Kyle Orland
More: Console/PC

The PS3 version of the much-hyped, Atlus-published adventure game Catherine was the top selling title in Japan last week, selling over twice as many units as its nearest competition, the PS3's Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Catherine also handily outsold Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on the Xbox 360, with those versions of the titles finishing 7th and 8th for the week, respectively.

Last week's top-selling premiere Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 fell sharply to 5th place this week, selling barely 10 percent of what it did during its launch.

Other previous top performers Samurai Warrios 3 Z and Monster Hunter Portable 3rd showed more modest drops to 3rd and 4th place this week, respectively.

Western-developed RPG Two Worlds II made a relatively strong debut in the usually insular country, finishing in 6th place on the PS3 and 15th on the Xbox 360.

Other newcomers to the weekly top 20 sellers this week include DS adventure title Hakuouki: Zuisouroku in 9th and PSP rhythm title DJ Max Portable 3 in 14th.

Below is Media Create's top 20 sales chart for the week ended February 20, 2011.

LWTWTitlePublisherPlatformWeekly Sales
NEW2Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two WorldsCapcomPS367,187
23Samurai Warriors 3 ZKoei TecmoPS358,089
34Monster Hunter Portable 3rdCapcomPSP39,727
15Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3Namco BandaiPSP26,504
NEW6Two Worlds IISouthpeakPS324,324
NEW7CatherineAtlusXbox 36021,936
NEW8Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two WorldsCapcomXbox 36013,779
NEW9Hakuouki: Zuisouroku DSIdea FactoryDS13,373
410Gyakuten Kenji 2CapcomDS13,186
811Donkey Kong Country ReturnsNintendoWii
612Samurai Warriors 3: Xtreme LegendsKoei TecmoWii
1113Pokemon Black / WhiteNintendoDS
NEW14DJ Max Portable 3CyberFrontPSP
NEW15Two Worlds IISouthpeakXbox 360
916Kenka Banchou 5: Otoko no HousokuSpikePSP
2017Red Dead Redemption Undead NightmareTake-TwoPS3
1318Wii PartyNintendoWii
1819World Soccer Winning Eleven 2011KonamiPSP
1920Ni no Kuni: The Ebony WizardLevel 5DS

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Mark Kilborn
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Now we need Catherine in the states, please.

Keith Patch
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It's too bad that Atlus won't be bringing the title to the states... I mean, I can understand why, but it's still disappointing.

Christian Nutt
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Who says?

Hakim Boukellif
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Some people have interpreted Atlus USA's comment "there are no plans for a NA release at this time" as "it's not coming out in America ever".

Personally, I'm hoping that these sales numbers will convince them to start making plans.

Eric Geer
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I've heard some similar reports for MHP3rd.

James Patton
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Even if it's not being released outside Japan, does anyone know if they're at least planning an English translation? Maybe ordering from overseas is the answer.

Jeffrey Touchstone
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Lets hope that they change their minds

Mark Kilborn
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And it's on the way.